Online Guitar Lessons Become the guitarist you want to be with the most effective, goal oriented, results driven guitar lessons online. Here is how it works: you tell me about yourself, your musical goals, skills, knowledge, style and your current guitar playing frustrations & challenges, and I will custom design the most effective lessons specifically for you. This will help you reach your goals fast. I will closely monitor your progress, give you my expert feedback on your guitar playing and provide you with lots of personal support to enable you to get the results you want in your guitar playing.
The Guitar Playing Accelerator The most powerful invention for improving your guitar playing since the existence of guitar lessons... The Guitar Playing Accelerator ensures you get better faster... EVERY SINGLE TIME you practice your guitar. The one crucial element missing in your guitar practice that would guarantee you make bigger, broader and faster improvements as a guitar player is comprehensive tracking, monitoring and analysis of your guitar playing and practice. This key element ensures you make the big improvements you could be (and SHOULD be) making daily. Tracking all the important elements that make up your guitar playing skills is a proven method to make you more motivated, excited, encouraged and confident than other guitar players to continue to learn, improve and master your guitar playing. This is the only tool in the world that does this for you.
Guitar Practice Generator Practicing guitar but still not getting anywhere? What you need is a way to create personalized guitar practice schedules that will consistently, automatically and accurately take into account your current skill level and knowledge for each item you need to practice while ensuring that your practice schedules will always be personalized to you, your skills and your knowledge. This is critically important in order for you to get the most from your practicing. You also need a way for your practice schedules to ‘evolve’ as your guitar playing evolves so that they remain relevant and highly effective in helping you make progress every step of the way as you reach your musical goals. The Practice Generator gives you all of the above, while also providing you with a way to keep yourself accountable as you work through your practice schedules (plus a lot more). Your guitar playing will go through the roof when you FINALLY start following the practice schedules that help you maximize the results you get from every minute of practice time.
How To Create Intense Emotions In Your Guitar Playing - video series
I'll Show You:
• How to make people feel EXACTLY what YOU want them to feel, when you want them to feel it, how long you want them to feel it, and how intense you want them to feel it.
• How to always know 'what notes to play' BEFORE you play them in order to express and feel exactly what you want to feel when playing/creating a solo or composing melodies.
• The 'elusive' insight into the secrets of emotional guitar playing.... The things you can't put your finger on, the intangible, ethereal emotion in music, now finally laid out for you, for the first time ever - anywhere!
How To Write Great Guitar Solos Imagine yourself creating guitar solos that are so unique, awesome and impressive that they grab people by the throat, shoot lightning bolts down their spine and compel them to love every note you play! ... Isn't that what you want? Of course you do, EVERYBODY wants this! And that is what the How To Write Great Guitar Solos video series will help you to do. You will discover totally new ideas for creating great guitar solos that you've never even thought about (or heard of before) so that your guitar solos immediately start to stand out from those of ‘average’ guitarists. You will also learn how to always choose the right notes to play in the right moment, how to seamlessly connect one note to the next and how to ornament every note in just the right way to make your guitar solos unforgettable! Myself and Fabio Lione (singer from Rhapsody Of Fire) will show you real life examples of how each element can be integrated into your guitar playing so that you can immediately start writing better guitar solos using these ideas.
Guitar Sex Master Class - video series Here is what you will learn:
• How to translate sexual expression into actual music in your guitar solos so that your guitar playing emotionally captures your listeners and makes them want to hear more and more and love it.
• How to make women feel what you would love to do to them without having to say a word.
• How to make women desperately want you to 'give them' the next note - this is key to make your listeners stay really focused on your guitar playing!
• How to squeeze the most drama out of every guitar phrase.
Guitar Phrasing Concepts For Rock Lead Guitar Soloing Learn how to make your guitar licks and solos sound highly expressive and develop a lead guitar style that is uniquely yours! This course will show you the real secret to great guitar soloing - the art of guitar phrasing. This is not a set of ‘100 hot licks’ to play, nor is this anything like other lead guitar lessons you may have seen that tell you to ‘use vibrato and string bends’ to improve your guitar solos. You will learn so much more about what really goes through the minds of your favorite guitar players as they create their mind-blowing guitar licks, such as how to make the best note choices for any guitar solo you play or improvise, how to develop your own lead guitar style and how to make your guitar playing always match the music you hear in your head. After studying this course, you will have the skills needed to express yourself more accurately and completely with your guitar playing.
Master Guitar Soloing Now The Master Guitar Soloing Now Course is a revolutionary guitar course to help you literally transform any guitar lick you already know into an amazing super awesome guitar lick! If you really analyze your favorite guitar players, you will discover that almost everything they play is derived from basic ideas. In other words, even if it 'sounds' complicated or advanced, the fundamental ideas they are using are typically simple. Your favorite guitar players simply 'embellish' those basic ideas by using a set of elements that anyone (including you) can also learn to use - and use very well. This amazing course on how to improve your guitar soloing will give you basic ideas to start with and then take you through a process where you will see, hear and experience how to transform the basic lick into an awesome guitar lick! You'll see each basic idea go through 4 evolutionary stages. This will help you to clearly understand what you can do with every lick you already know to transform each of them into super cool amazing licks too.
Innovative Arpeggio Phrasing for Advancing Metal Players You have seen millions of lessons on ‘how to play’ arpeggios - but what you have not seen anywhere else is instruction on how to use arpeggios in a musical way once you learn to play them. This course will teach you how to creatively apply arpeggios into your guitar solos while creating very melodic music. Discover how guitar masters like Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci and many others have used arpeggios in their own soloing to create killer phrases and how YOU can do the same in your music! You will see lots of examples of arpeggio licks you can apply right away as well as get the knowledge to easily create your own arpeggio phrases! You will also get several rocking backing tracks to practice your new guitar phrasing ideas. Best of all, you don’t have to be a highly advanced shredder to use this course - you can easily apply the concepts taught here even if you are at an intermediate level.
Killer Rock Lead Guitar Legato Phrasing Learn how to apply and integrate legato technique into your guitar soloing style and combine it with lots of other techniques and phrasing elements to express yourself fully and completely. This course will teach you to create your own unique phrasing style by showing you the “secrets” of legato masters like Joe Satriani, Shawn Lane and George Lynch and how they use their awesome technique to create fluid and fiery legato guitar phrases.In addition to learning the concepts that will improve your phrasing, you will get inspiring backing tracks to practice the examples from this course and improvise your own guitar solos to so that you immediately hear the results of the ideas you learn. More importantly, you will get to see ‘real world’ examples of legato guitar phrasing from actual songs and solos—all broken down and explained in full detail. You cannot find this type of instruction anywhere else!
Rock and Metal Guitar Licks You can learn guitar licks anywhere, but what is extremely hard to find is a resource that will teach you both: new cool rock guitar licks AND ‘how to use them’ in any song! This course will walk you through the process of taking 20 awesome rock and metal guitar licks and applying each one to 10 (very different) backing tracks using a variety of keys, tempos, rhythms and contexts. This gives you 200 short, easy to understand guitar solo lessons and examples and you can begin to use these innovative ideas in your guitar playing right away. After studying this course you will be able to take any guitar lick you learn and immediately know how to use it in any context and make it fit the song perfectly! This is the exact skill that your favorite guitar players have mastered and now you can do the same and forever change the way you approach soloing on guitar. No matter if you are an intermediate or advanced guitarist, you will greatly benefit from studying this one-of-a-kind course.
Improvisation Training Classes I will train you, step-by-step, how to improvise your own great guitar solos, how to never run out of ideas while improvising and how to think just like your favorite guitar players think when making music. I will not simply be telling you ‘what to do’, I will actually get you to DO all the right things that will make you a great improviser throughout these training sessions. You will finally take all the guitar techniques, music theory knowledge, ear training and other skills that you have worked hard to develop and learn to ‘put it all together’ to start making real music - your music - in any context and over any song. No matter if you are completely new to improvising or already have some experience, the level of these training sessions will be personalized to you to help you become a great and highly expressive improviser faster. You can learn scales and licks to play anywhere, but this is the only place in the world where you get actual hands-on ‘training’ on how to creatively improvise guitar solos.
Private Guitar Lessons These intense guitar training sessions occur in my private studio (located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago). In these training sessions you and I will work together to overcome your specific guitar playing weaknesses so that you can become the guitarist you want to be in the shortest amount of time possible. You will get my undivided one-on-one attention and the tools and strategies that you need to reach your musical goals. I only accept highly motivated guitarists into private one-on-one guitar lessons. To be considered for admission, you must submit an original essay, as well as an audition demonstrating your current guitar playing challenges and describing your musical goals in full detail. Please note: membership for private guitar lessons is currently full, but you have the option to apply anyway and be placed on the waiting list. I will contact you as soon as an opening becomes available in my schedule.
What Students Are Saying:
Tom Hess is a kick ass guitar player, mentor, composer and touring musician! His records Opus 1 and Opus 2 are outstanding! In addition, he is a master guitar teacher who teaches other guitar teachers how to teach guitar. There was no question for me that Tom is THE guy!
Nick Layton, FireWolfe, USA
It is hard to compare Tom and his teaching to any other guitar teacher out there. His knowledge and technique are unbelievable. It is ridiculous to see how much better of a musician I have become. My technique and speed have drastically improved and my knowledge of music theory and other related things have grown to levels that I would never have been able to reach without his help. Tom's teaching methods are so incredible and helpful. His great playing inspires me to work harder at all the musical areas I am studying.
Zack Uidl, USA
Tom really wants you to exceed, and as a world class virtuoso he knows exactly what the next step for is you. He keeps on pushing you to greater levels, lesson after lesson. Thanks a lot, Tom!
Antony Reynaert, Belgium
The materials of the Online Guitar Lessons are nothing like I've ever seen before. You're not going to get any more material from a regular guitar teacher. Tom just goes above and beyond with the amount of knowledge that he puts into the lessons, it's just incredible. I've become a better guitar player from taking Correspondence Guitar Lessons, no doubt about it. Tom's lessons are WAY better than taking private lessons. Tom knows the end result of where you want to be and he knows how to get there.
Matthew Ruggiero, USA
I can now play things that I would never have dreamed I would be able to play when I started - and I'm hungry for more. :) I can say, unless I lose one of my hands, I will never stop taking Correspondence Guitar Lessons with Tom. He's giving me so much value, so much guidance... it's amazing.
Tommaso Zillio, Canada
If it wasn't for Tom's strategies, I would never have been able to pursue a full career in music. I always wanted to play on a very high level, but I always doubted my abilities, because if you don't have a teacher who constantly reinforces this positive mindset...you need a teacher who is telling you that you are able to do that and at the same time giving you the tools to actually accomplish those high levels. Tom always brings something fresh, every time Tom blows your mind with a new lesson. You can never learn this stuff on your own, it's impossible, because you don't know what you don't know.
George Engelbrecht, South Africa
No matter what you think, you'll never get really really good on your own. Having specific goals with Tom and actually filling out the Evaluation Form, I was like 'yeah, that's what I want to start from'. All these private teachers that I've been to, they were good players and stuff but they didn't have that personal touch to really focus on what YOU want to do. Tom will continuously mentor you through the lessons as well as show you how to play. :)
Jonah Kay, Canada
I consider Tom to be a master guitar teacher. A master guitar teacher is someone who cares about their students, who talks to their students, who shares with their students and gets them to the place that they need to be as a guitar player. And Tom, I will tell you, does all of that and more.
Rovan Deon, USA
I've become a hundred of times better guitar player since I've been working with Tom. Most private guitar teachers are somewhat unprepared and kind of work on just whatever, which is ok, but it isn't really as effective as the way Tom does it in terms of how much material he gives you, what material he gives you, and the long term goal of what you want to do. Tom has all that in mind. Tom is very good at giving you what you need to reach your goals.
Mark Court, Canada
Tom is a great teacher, he knows what he is talking about and he doesn't just, like a lot of other guitar teachers, teach songs. There is a lot of free stuff on the internet, but there is nobody really telling you what to do, what's good for you, and that's what Tom is great at. Tom just knows so much about teaching, he knows how to deal with all the problems. Other teachers are not able to help me in the way that Tom does.
Ike Biedermann, Germany
I don't have time to mess around, I have to get going as fast as I can. The materials are ALWAYS over and above expectations. Tom does a great job with that and I'm glad I made the decision to take lessons with him.
Maurice Richard, Canada
My lessons with Tom have been brilliant, my playing has gone up a lot, the amount of things I have to work on, especially things that you wouldn't get with a typical teacher, have helped immensely, things like ear training, improvisation, just a lot of things you wouldn't learn from a standard teacher, that has made a huge difference.
Jeremy Boyes, London, UK